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16 arrested for New York state Capitol protest

16 arrested for New York state Capitol protest

State police say they've arrested 16 members of a disability rights advocacy group after they disrup

State police say they've arrested 16 members of a disability rights advocacy group after they disrupted legislative work in the Assembly and remained in the Capitol after its 7 p.m. closing time.

Protesters from the Center for Disability Rights stormed the chamber Wednesday afternoon to push for action on legislation that would allow a new category of caregiver for the disabled. Advocates say inaction by the Legislature is keeping New York state from getting $350 million in federal funding.

Troopers say they arrested 16 people for trespassing. All were issued appearance tickets and are due back in Albany City Court on June 20.

The Center for Disability Rights is based in Rochester and also has offices in Geneva, Corning and Albany. All of those arrested Wednesday are from the Rochester area.

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